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Was this the original Fyre festival?

Today marks 50 years since the Altamont Festival, which became famous for the wrong reasons.

Four people died at the festival, including one who was fatally stabbed by a member of the Hells Angels, Alan Passaro. Passaro was charged with murder but later acquitted on grounds of self-defence.

Joel Selvin, author of Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day, explains the legacy of the disastrous concert.

Video by Cody Godwin and Shrai Popat

  • 06 Dec 2019
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